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Hooting Yard On The Air

Frank Key

Paul Byrne (29 January 1959 – 13 September 2019), who used the
pseudonym Frank Key, was a British writer, illustrator, blogger and
broadcaster best known for his self-published short-story collections
and his long-running radio series Hooting Yard on the Air, which was
broadcast weekly on Resonance FM from April 2004 until 2019.


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Hooting Yard On The Air
Jul 18, 2019 Frank Key
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Up In The Mountains - 00:21 Absence Of Swans - 16:05
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Jul 4, 2019 Frank Key
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Goofy, Macabre - 00:29 Tremendous Potato Urgency - 19:13 For Flute Accompaniment - 24:27
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The Horrible Cave : Part Four - 00:22 Thousands Of Unusual And Arresting Facts About Birds - 07:54 Eclectric Oil - 23:30 Crushed And Squashed - 23:45
Hooting Yard On The Air
Jun 20, 2019 Frank Key
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Carnival And Cat - 00:46 The Horrible Cave : Part Two - 10:35 The Horrible Cave : Part Three - 18:09
Hooting Yard On The Air
Jun 13, 2019 Frank Key
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Being A Robber Baron - 00:16 Botany Lesson - 12:53 The Horrible Cave--I - 18:08
Hooting Yard On The Air
Jun 6, 2019 Frank Key
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Blodgett And Trubshaw - 00:18 Dentist's Potting Shed - 13:56
Hooting Yard On The Air
May 23, 2019 Frank Key
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Tosspot In A Bivouac - 00:31 The Mysterious Hotel - 09:54 Blodgett's Schloss - 11:00 When I Was Borp - 16:57 Fritz : His Hinge And His Pips - 19:26 Boot Bath - 24:02
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A Bit Of A Kerfuffle Down By The Bins Outside The Barn - 01:24 In Ponga - 18:24 An Elocution Lesson - 27:04 On Butter And Clatter And Taxis - 28:58 Preamble to A Is for Aminadab - 29:19
Hooting Yard On The Air
May 9, 2019 Frank Key
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Hiking Pickle Revisited - 00:25 Game On - 09:13 The Great Ecstasy Of Tiny Enid - 13:19 Modern Snipe - 19:41 Tribute Band - 28:13
Hooting Yard On The Air
Apr 25, 2019 Frank Key
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Balsa Wood Crow - 00:15 Jug o' Paraffin - 11:24 Cadet's Dilemma - 17:49
Hooting Yard On The Air
Apr 18, 2019 Frank Key
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On Fiends Of The Farmyard - 00:21 Tiny Enid And The Gormless Nipper - 10:26 A Pointy Town Nativity - 19:49 Pontiff Mnemonic - 26:22 Laundry Bag Boy - 26:43 Tuesday Weld News - 26:57 Pontiff Mnemonic - 27:32 On Failing To Persuade Maud To Come Into The Garden - 27:36 The Walking Dead - 28:11
Hooting Yard On The Air
Mar 28, 2019 Frank Key
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Becoming More Like God - 00:35 The Pabstus Tack Trilogy - 07:54 Janitor - 12:06
Hooting Yard On The Air
Mar 21, 2019 Frank Key
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Hectic Clanging - 00:17 The Great Emblotchment - 04:32 Buster And Radbod - 09:56 The Parish Wolf - 21:05
Hooting Yard On The Air
Mar 14, 2019 Frank Key
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The Sick Pig - 00:13 The Legend Of The Golden Pig - 07:10 Notes Towards A History Of Blister Lane Bypass - 14:47 The Book Of Gnats - 20:17 Important Lark Information - 22:59 Good King Wenceslas Impersonation Incident - 24:00
Hooting Yard On The Air
Feb 28, 2019 Frank Key
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Tidy Is As Tidy Does - 00:27 Hunched Among These Shimmerings... - 06:46 Days O' Bootpolish - 12:48 A Vast And Chilly Gasworks - 20:58
Hooting Yard On The Air
Feb 21, 2019 Frank Key
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Tugboat Tales, Number One - 00:22 M. Bazard To Mme. Francey - 13:12 Pale And Fierce - 13:29 The Heroic Bus Driver Of Pointy Town - 25:24
Hooting Yard On The Air
Feb 14, 2019 Frank Key
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Pilgrimage To Pointy Town - 01:04 The Rubbish Dump - 23:57
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A Celebration Of The Bufflehead In Prose And Song - 00:33 The Family Pig - 21:58
Hooting Yard On The Air
Jan 24, 2019 Frank Key
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The Imitation Of Christ - 01:45 Me And My Monkeys - 11:16 A Tip From A Shaman - 21:17 On A Fainting Goat - 24:53 Regarding That Vox Pop Orphan - 29:09 Hooting Yard Archive, March 2005 - 29:14
Hooting Yard On The Air
Jan 17, 2019 Frank Key
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A Person From Porlock - 00:20 An Exciting Pastime - 03:28 What is Hooting Yard? - 06:02 A Sad Story - 11:11 The Windows in the Villa - 13:26 The Life & Times of Captain Cake - 19:03 Potted Biographies of a Marine Hue, No. 1 - 22:46 Bees in Bonnets - 25:41 "I fancied a sepulchral voice exclaiming: " - 26:33
Hooting Yard On The Air
Dec 20, 2018 Frank Key
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On The Massacre Of The Innocents At Hoon - 00:23 Docking Hack - 14:49 On Scree - 19:34 Fire! - 21:05 The Glue In The Palace Was Rarefied; The Putty Was Dreadful - 25:07 How I Plunged Into the Bottomless Viper-pit of Gaar - 26:02 The Glue In The Palace Was Rarefied; The Putty Was Dreadful - 26:05 Vagabond Pod - 26:22 The Glue In The Palace Was Rarefied; The Putty Was Dreadful - 26:27 King Wenceslas - 27:52 The Glue In The Palace Was Rarefied; The Putty Was Dreadful - 27:56
Hooting Yard On The Air
Dec 13, 2018 Frank Key
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Six Lectures On Fruit - 02:46 Wolves And Fruit - 13:04 Dog, Serpent, Cushion, Fruit - 23:48
Hooting Yard On The Air
Dec 6, 2018 Frank Key
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The Blind Man As Poultry Inspector - 00:21 Poultry Swimming In Transparent Jellies - 16:28 Two Sparrows - 18:53
Hooting Yard On The Air
Nov 29, 2018 Frank Key
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Glad Tidings From Pointy Town - 05:33 Huad Jardo - 09:39 Fruiterer's Gleam - 09:56 The Enigma Of Kaspar Hauser - 20:48 Little Dagobert - 22:46
Hooting Yard On The Air
Nov 22, 2018 Frank Key
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Episode 44 (Swan Registry Version) - 00:26 O! To Be In Pepinstow! - 03:00 A Ticket - 15:05 Bedtime Stories - 22:01 Blodwyn & Fulgenceac - 25:55
Hooting Yard On The Air
Nov 15, 2018 Frank Key
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At The Coffin-Makers' - 00:44 Variation On A Theme Of Gerard Manley Hopkins - 09:04 The Monkey House Incident - 21:59
Hooting Yard On The Air
Oct 18, 2018 Frank Key
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The Hermit Of The Dingly Dell - 00:21 Y - 06:36 Wool - 11:15 Galvanic Batteries, Heads Of Swans - 19:48 Rhubarb - 27:11
Hooting Yard On The Air
Oct 11, 2018 Frank Key
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I Hiked With A Zombie - 00:26 Bemufflement Of Clangings - 12:44 Thursday Morning Thriller - 18:09 God's Grandeur - 25:49
Hooting Yard On The Air
Oct 4, 2018 Frank Key
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Tales Of Duntblau--IV - 07:07 On Butter And Clatter And Taxis - 11:49 Tales Of Duntblau--V - 21:35
Hooting Yard On The Air
Sep 27, 2018 Frank Key
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Tales Of Duntblau--I - 00:20 Tales Of Duntblau--II - 07:58 Tales Of Duntblau--III - 16:27 Annals Of Fruit - 21:22 Boiled Black Broth And Cornets - 26:57 On Crevasse Wankers - 26:59
Hooting Yard On The Air
Sep 13, 2018 Frank Key
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On Scarecrows - 03:24 On The Sea - 12:09 On Jam Tomorrow - 21:17
Hooting Yard On The Air
Jul 26, 2018 Frank Key
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On The Ice Age - 00:30 On Golden Pond - 11:49 On The Sky At Night - 19:59
Hooting Yard On The Air
Jul 19, 2018 Frank Key
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On The Fox And The Dog - 04:26 On (Or Rather, Towards) The Planet Of The Crumpled Jesuits - 12:31 Ten Tarleton Tales--I - 22:36
Hooting Yard On The Air
Jul 12, 2018 Frank Key
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On Weems - 00:19 On Not Having A Dog In The Fight - 09:29 On Distant Booms - 16:40
Hooting Yard On The Air
Jul 5, 2018 Frank Key
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The Pratincole - 00:30 Bird Nomenclature - 05:25 The Roc - 06:05 On The Spittle Of Donkeys - 16:41 All Hail Gervase Beerpint - 26:07
Hooting Yard On The Air
Jun 28, 2018 Frank Key
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The Robin - 00:51 The Willow Warbler - 06:49 The Corncrake - 11:44 The Chiffchaff - 19:39 The Cow - 24:23
Hooting Yard On The Air
Jun 14, 2018 Frank Key
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The Squeamish Vagabond - 00:21 The Metamorphosis - 04:30 Naming The Fruits - 17:48 Lupe Node - 23:27
Hooting Yard On The Air
Jun 7, 2018 Frank Key
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Bolshevik Tomato Paste Scoop - 00:28 Disparate Horseflies - 02:55 The Higher Mathematics - 05:08 Elf-Help For Idiots - 10:01 Where Do You Go To, My Lovely? - 11:37 The Only Sound - 15:22 String And Wood And Tin - 19:02 Bellhop's Catbrain - 19:50 Bib - 25:04
Hooting Yard On The Air
May 24, 2018 Frank Key
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Gus - 00:21 The Pier At Deal - 04:41 Rustic Wisdom - 12:50 Mesmerism - 13:35 Important Cephalopod News - 13:39 Cost O' Cows & Horses - 13:57 The Real World Is Stranger Than Hooting Yard (Part 94) - 16:41 Telling Fibs To Impuissance - 22:34 "The kam, as if approaching the Yarta..." - 25:31 Eclectric Oil - 29:13
Hooting Yard On The Air
May 17, 2018 Frank Key
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Absent-Minded Window-Gazing - 00:24 Film Review : Billy Two Hats - 06:24 Fellowship - 10:44 Two Hats Whizz - 16:35 Riddle - 20:32 Advocates - 21:41
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A Special Christmas Treat for All Our Readers - 02:33 Living With Alf - 02:46 The Helmsman - 03:37 Jackals And Arabs - 09:53 The Departure - 19:33 On My Transformation - 26:32
Hooting Yard On The Air
Apr 26, 2018 Frank Key
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On Flocks Of Birds - 01:02 The Vulture - 01:18 The Knock At The Manor Gate - 11:30 The Orchard Gull - 20:32 Folk Song - 25:53
Hooting Yard On The Air
Apr 5, 2018 Frank Key
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A Fratricide - 00:24 Hamstrung, Pointy, & Downcast - 11:04 A Visit To A Mine - 16:30 The Singing Pipstraws - 23:59
Hooting Yard On The Air
Mar 29, 2018 Frank Key
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A Dream - 00:23 On True Grit - 07:27 Two Hats Whizz - 08:43 Acknowledgements And Disclaimer - 08:50 At Night - 09:53 The Coronation - 15:46 An Old Manuscript - 16:47 Recommended Reading - 27:43
Hooting Yard On The Air
Mar 22, 2018 Frank Key
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The Hunter Gracchus - 01:39 Children On A Country Road - 10:30 The Bucket Rider - 20:47
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Mar 15, 2018 Frank Key
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Hooting Yard Christmas Gift Guide - 00:19 Emblems Of Inanity - 04:50 Wedding Preparations In The Country - 11:19 Ruined Picnics - 22:43
Hooting Yard On The Air
Mar 8, 2018 Frank Key
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The Book Of Gnats - 00:16 On The Balletomane Nan Kew - 16:15
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Feb 15, 2018 Frank Key
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The Flapper Who Outwitted Babinsky! - 00:31 A Ghoul And His Monkey - 09:05 17 Years In An Alpine Mist - 21:33 Kipling - 27:34
Hooting Yard On The Air
Feb 1, 2018 Frank Key
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The Tarleton Sentence - 02:54 Homage To Wallace Stevens - 14:12 The Wicker Limerick - 22:15 The Flapper Who Outwitted Babinsky! - 25:02
Hooting Yard On The Air
Jan 18, 2018 Frank Key
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Dobson Goes Doolally - 00:20 The Size Of God - 13:30 The Janitor And His Mop - 14:46 The Janitor And His Pail - 19:01 The Tarleton Sentence - 22:53
Hooting Yard On The Air
Dec 14, 2017 Frank Key
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Ogre - 02:55 Dobson On An Atoll - 09:19 Dobson In A Pickle - 19:10
Hooting Yard On The Air
Dec 7, 2017 Frank Key
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Unspeakable - 00:37 Gravediggers' Glade - 09:50 Village Of The Cheesegraters - 10:25 Birds And Bats And The Bible And The BBC - 13:32 Lint - 18:50
Hooting Yard On The Air
Nov 30, 2017 Frank Key
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Peep, Bo : Lecture Transcript - 00:24 Hendiadys In Mudchute - 07:54 Juvenilia - 13:42 Forgotten Head : A Childhood Memoir - 15:35 Choruses For Doris - 20:53
Hooting Yard On The Air
Nov 23, 2017 Frank Key
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Judith And Holofernes - 01:40 Potsdam Windbag - 01:58 Picture Yourself - 02:20 O, Cuxhaven! - 06:06 Another House Of Turps - 16:11 Peep, Bo : Lecture Transcript - 23:52
Hooting Yard On The Air
Nov 16, 2017 Frank Key
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The Wisdom Of Peasants - 00:24 The Blind Goose-Killer Of Urk - 12:06 Jasper The Baffled Eel - 18:13 The Barbarian At The Gate - 23:07
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Nov 9, 2017 Frank Key
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Whither The Bint Of Shelmerdox? - 00:28 Conquistador - 08:49 Pale Horseman - 15:01 Nocturnal Pig Observatory - 24:11
Hooting Yard On The Air
Nov 2, 2017 Frank Key
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Mudguard - 00:30 Pol Pot In France - 07:31 An Experiment With Curd - 11:02 Poptastic! - 14:24 I Heard The Owl Call My Name - 15:30
Hooting Yard On The Air
Oct 12, 2017 Frank Key
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The World-Famous Food-Splattered Jesuit - 00:33 Being A True Account Of The Discovery Of The Tomb Of Anaxagrotax - 10:18 The Forty Thieves - 21:49
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Oct 5, 2017 Frank Key
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From The Mountains To The Sea - 00:22 A Family Of Goatherds Unparalleled In Their Rapacity - 05:47 Two Sparrows - 12:22 A Person Of Unhinged Mien - 17:02 Tuesday Weld Goes Berserk - 22:20
Hooting Yard On The Air
Sep 21, 2017 Frank Key
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Mr Key Goes To Innsmouth - 01:03 Cocking A Snook - 21:54 The Pious Infant - 26:19
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Sep 14, 2017 Frank Key
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When I Was Borp - 00:46 Expulsion Of The Fools From The Orchard - 05:10 Pierre Et Clothilde - 13:22 Pierre Et Les Pantoufles - 19:03 The Pauper And The Princeling And The Pea - 23:37
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Jul 27, 2017 Frank Key
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The Potger Letter - 00:18 But Was There A Shoggoth? - 06:33 Why Do Fools Fall In Love? - 11:26 Buster And Radbod - 18:19
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Jul 20, 2017 Frank Key
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Antipodean Chicken-Dyeing - 01:00 The Nylon Duke - 06:43 On Captain Nitty - 12:56 On Tin Foil - 22:15
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Jul 6, 2017 Frank Key
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On Scarecrows - 00:34 On Sand Robots - 09:50
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Jun 22, 2017 Frank Key
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On Fact Checking - 00:42 On Being Hopelessly Lost - 08:20 Colossus - 18:08
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Jun 15, 2017 Frank Key
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On Crutched Friars - 00:21 In The Socks Of The Mighty - 07:48 Dobson's Diary 1.1.53 - 17:09 On Shackleton's Extra Man - 22:24
Hooting Yard On The Air
Jun 1, 2017 Frank Key
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Dimwit Under The Trellis - 06:35 Hot Zinc - 14:27 By Kayak To The Kiosk - 16:02 The King And Nitty - 20:32 Who Was Captain Nitty? - 24:53
Hooting Yard On The Air
May 25, 2017 Frank Key
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Swan - 00:46 The Cadet And The Angel - 04:43 Birds And Fish - 09:29 Captain Nitty's Attribute - 17:04 Captain Nitty's Lung Collapses - 20:32 Tenth Anniversary (XI) - 23:50
Hooting Yard On The Air
May 11, 2017 Frank Key
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Sixty Unassailable Facts About Birds - 00:18 Dobson's Abortive Bandicoot Pamphlet - 10:45 In Gorse He Shook - 16:32 Pebblehead's Book Of British Pebbles - 19:35 The Cardigan Book - 22:23 Janitor, Janitor - 25:24 Mr Key Goes Feral - 28:01
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Apr 27, 2017 Frank Key
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The Stealthy Chump - 00:22 Dobson's Invitation - 05:44 Sirinuntananon & Bewg - 12:52 Winnie-The-Swan - 24:04 Captain Nitty's Attribute - 26:11
Hooting Yard On The Air
Apr 20, 2017 Frank Key
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I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing - 00:28 Meetings With Remarkable Buntings - 05:34 Swan Guru - 11:10 Dobson, Preoccupied - 15:49 Swan Hunter - 23:21
Hooting Yard On The Air
Apr 13, 2017 Frank Key
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Pudding Flaps - 00:22 Cargpan And Beppo - 04:33 Huad Jardo - 11:34 Six Lectures On Fruit - 13:05 Whence Inspip Fled - 20:24 Exemplary Slobbering Vignettes - 23:47
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Apr 6, 2017 Frank Key
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Advice Regarding Vinegar - 00:23 Dobson's Blotter - 07:03 Botany Lesson - 14:58 Letter From A Wooden Child - 19:18 Large Door - 25:23
Hooting Yard On The Air
Mar 16, 2017 Frank Key
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Plums In The Puddle - 03:47 Tiptop Toofles - 06:28 Imagine A Loopy Prig - 10:14 Borp - 14:51 Pillow Pamphlets - 20:56
Hooting Yard On The Air
Mar 9, 2017 Frank Key
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Plums - 00:57 Gethsemane Picnic Time - 15:04 Fruiterer's Gleam - 20:53